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National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes
National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes

Photo credit: Rosser1954, CC BY-SA 4.0 (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Newhailes in Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh, is an amazing survival story. From the moment you pass through the gateway you are in one of the most intriguing properties in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. This fascinating multi-layered house and historical landscape took centuries to evolve and still remain remarkably intact. From 1709, Newhailes was home to the influential Dalrymple dynasty, who gave the house its important library and superb interiors, and created the intricate designed landscape. Much of the original decoration and furnishings have survived intact, retaining the mellowness of its interiors, rather than being an immaculately restored dwelling. The picture collection includes an exceptionally fine series of portraits, including examples by Allan Ramsay and John Baptist de Medina.

National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes

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National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes

Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6RY Scotland

0844 4932125

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